I love to party

I Love a Party!

by Lyn Foley on February 9, 2011

You know I’ve been to a “Bead Soup Party” before, right?  If you don’t, you can find out more about it here.

We are having another one, and Lori Anderson is the hostess, again. She’s an inspiring jewelry designer, and a very sharing, caring lady. I’ve only met her online (would love to meet her in “real” life) but I know how much she gives. Organizing the swap of hundreds (yes, this time around it’s over 200) of participants and their beads is a big task. She’s coached us along the way, and the back scenes process is in full swing.

My partner is Christine Damm. She sent me a wonderful assorment of beads (the polymer ones she made). Aren’t they spectacular? The patina elements are from Shannon Le Vart. Then there’s amazonite chips and beautiful smooth agate rectangles. Deep orange maple leaf agate. Oh, I am goin to have such fun coming up with a design. See the patinaed flower bead peeking through the top of the collage? That was a special surprise gift, just for me. How nice is that! I’ll keep you posted on how my creation is coming.  The big reveal is February 26.

I love a Party

Beads Christine sent to me for the Bead Soup Party

Here is a peek at what I sent Christine.  I included my glass flower beads, glass lentil beads, and my glass head pins. I found the focal at a flea market. What is it? I don’t know, but thought it was interesting. The lion and other creature I discoered at Antique Weekend here in Round Top–I think they are furniture pulls. The brown beads are freshwater pearls, and the others are copper or brass. I’m looking forward to seeing what Christine creates. A challenge like this is so inspiring, and ideas are stewing.

I love to Party

Beads that I sent to Christine

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Christine Damm February 9, 2011 at 10:21 am

Wow, Lyn– thanks for making my beads look so good! You are a fantastic photographer and I love the collage presentation. So glad to be your partner this time.

Ruthie February 9, 2011 at 12:08 pm

These all look fantastic!

Lori Anderson February 9, 2011 at 5:56 pm

This looks absolutely AMAZING! I can’t WAIT to see what you do with this! And Christine is just the right person to have paired you with, seeing what you sent to her!

Laurel February 10, 2011 at 11:03 am

Lucky, lucky you – and lucky, lucky Christine! Awesomeness!

Cathryn February 10, 2011 at 3:55 pm

WOWOHWOW! Such interesting and unique ingredients! Yes–I believe you are going to have soooo much fun designing a work of art!

Shea (gr8findings) February 11, 2011 at 8:18 am

WOW — those are some dazzling beads. Just looking at them here it’s evident there’s a lot of energy that will come out of this creation. Can’t wait to see it!

Courtney February 24, 2011 at 6:54 am

Those colors are amazing! I can’t wait to see what wondefulness you create.

Genea March 6, 2011 at 7:28 pm

Awesome necklace! I love the red and blue together. The focal is really sweet!

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